From making pesto with extra basil to making pumpkin pie cocktails with Thanksgiving's extra pumpkin puree, Cara is passionate about reducing food waste. She has worked to implement food waste reduction strategies in DC Public Schools. As a RescueDish volunteer, Cara helps to plan walking tours and helps with tasks such as managing our mailing list and photos.
Although she’s a bona fide city-dweller now, Amy grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota, and can trace her farming lineage back many generations to Norway’s fertile valleys. She knows first-hand the resources and effort expended to produce the food we eat, and gets excited about new and interesting recipes to use up all the food in her fridge. Amy is Managing Partner at (r)evolve and a board member of the Food Recovery Working Group where she leads the Policy Subcommittee, which successfully advocated the DC Council to pass the Save Good Food Act in 2018. This Act, once implemented, will go a long way to help reduce food waste in DC.
Meggan is a food fanatic and sustainability champion working in Washington, DC. As the brain behind the RescueDish brand, she works to learn about and promote fellow foodies. She also fights waste in her work with the city of DC and as a Board Member for the DC Food Recovery Working Group. Currently, she’s working her way through a comprehensive tour of DC’s pizza joints.
For the past three years, Jessica has committed to learning about and doing all she can to reduce food waste in DC. In addition to volunteering with RescueDish, she sits on the board of the DC Food Recovery Working Group, primarily helping plan awareness-building events targeted at corporate audiences, and started a sustainability community at work where she leads up efforts to implement less wasteful food-ordering practices.
As leader of the RescueDish initiative, Rachael liaises with restaurants, guides agenda setting and creates content. Rachael is the foodie and food nerd behind EatOrToss, a website that fights waste by giving people science-based explanations for food that doesn't look quite as they expect. A media professional and board member of the DC Food Recovery Working Group, Rachael proudly hoards apple cores and bean water in her freezer. She's currently on a quest to find the best savory pie in DC.
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